Olena Tanasevych elected head of Ukraine's High Anti-Corruption Court

Olena Tanasevych elected head of Ukraine's High Anti-Corruption Court

Judges of Ukraine's High Anti-Corruption Court elected Olena Tanasevych as head of the court at the third attempt at a meeting on Tuesday, May 7.

According to an Ukrinform correspondent, 23 judges voted for Tanasevych and ten judges supported Olha Salandiak. At the same time, five judges did not cast their votes for any candidate.

Tanasevych will serve as head of the court for three years.

Judges of the court could not elect its head at the first attempt. It turned out after a secret ballot that none of the candidates had received the required number of votes (at least 20). In particular, 15 judges voted for Tanasevych, 14 for Pavlyshyn, and nine for Markiyan Halibala.

Therefore, Viktor Maslov, who chaired a meeting of judges, raised the question of holding a repeat vote. The candidacies of judges who received the most votes – Tanasevych and Pavlyshyn - were submitted for the repeat vote.

During the second attempt, 16 judges voted for Tanasevych and 15 for Pavlyshyn. At the same time, seven judges did not support any candidate.

A meeting of judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court began in Kyiv on May 7. The agenda of the meeting includes the election of the head and deputy head of the court, as well as the determination of the personal and quantitative composition of investigative judges and their professional specialization. The date when the Anti-Corruption Court begins its work should also be approved.

Judge Markiyan Halabala told Ukrinform that the High Anti-Corruption Court would be able to begin its work no earlier than in four months, that is, in August or September this year. The judge said that so much time was needed to equip a special room where investigative judges will provide sanctions for conducting investigative actions.


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